classes, and these pictures posted by "time" magazine. taken for a profile on his fiscal discipline, too. a rising republican star, he's known for his controversial budget. >> how do you feel about being made the boogeyman about this budget business? >> you know, i don't really think about it. i sleep well at night. >> reporter: he probably will sleep well once he gets through this debate, as well, diane. i wanted to show you the audience here, the rows behind the stage. we do know that paul ryan's wife will be here, his mother will be here, as well. dr. jill biden, the wife of the vice president, expected to be here, with his three children, as well, here tonight. and one member, of course, of our family we keep talking about, martha raddatz, we all had lunch with her today, she is in great spirits and she said she's ready for the task. >> all right. david, great to see you there in the debate hall tonight. we'll be joining you soon. i want to bring in co-anchor of "good morning america," anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. so, george, can a vice president ever turn the course of a campaign in a debate? >> reporter: it's never happened before, diane, but tonight could be the night because of the timing.